By Paul Mayambala
Former Liverpool FC forward El Hadji Diouf was expected to come to Uganda at the dawn of the New Year. – It never happened.
The star, who had confirmed he would be present during Eddy Kenzo’s 10 year music celebrations in January 2019, had a last minute change of heart.
As it stands, the visit is back on. He confirmed in an Instagram message: “ Uganda, I am so sorry for what happened last time because of the presidential elections. But wait for me. I am not coming back soon; I’m coming back earlier to help with the new generation in Uganda,” he wrote.
He even posed with Eddy Kenzo to rub the message home. Eddy Kenzo is in Dakar, Senegal to perform at a concert dubbed 1st African Summit geared towards creating awareness on Female Genital Mutilations and Child Marriages.
Diouf is one of Africa’s best ever footballers having played at some of the biggest clubs in Europe including Liverpool, Bolton Wanderers, Sunderland, Blackburn Rovers, Doncaster Rovers and Leeds United.
Before retirement, Diouf played 486 career matches, scoring 70 goals. His football career garnered him a lot of wealth and he runs his own sports newspaper business in Dakar, Senegal.